Sheriff says alcohol was a factor in Brian Hartline's UTV accident
Updated April 18, 2023, 6:21 AM ET
The Delaware County Sheriff's office says alcohol was involved in an early Sunday morning UTV crash that sent the Ohio State football team's offensive coordinator Brian Hartline to the hospital.
A redacted report from Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says the crash that took place on Hartline's property is still under investigation. It lists an offense of driving under the influence.
Another man unaffiliated with OSU was also hospitalized.
He told deputies that Hartline was driving. Harline is considered one of the nation's top recruiters and was promoted to offensive coordinator this offseason.
Ohio State offensive coordinator Brian Hartline has been hospitalized Sunday after an UTV accident on his property.
According to a statement from OSU's athletic department, Hartline and an unidentified friend were transported to Riverside Hospital with “non-life threatening injuries.” The statement said Hartline hopes to be released from the hospital later in the evening.
Hartline confirmed the crash on Twitter.
“I appreciate everyone's support,” Hartline wrote. “I crashed my side by side on my property and have been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. I am doing well.”
I appreciate everyones support. I crashed my side by side on my property and have been taken to the hospital for further evaluation.— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) April 16, 2023
I am doing well. 🙏🏼
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is usually made for one rider to go off-roading. A utility task vehicle (UTV) is a larger type of ATV designed to haul heavier loads and allow additional passengers.
There was no immediate word on Hartline's injuries or condition.
On Saturday, he took part in Ohio State's spring game.
The 36-year-old Hartline played for the Buckeyes and for seven seasons in the NFL with Miami and Cleveland.
Hartline has been on the Buckeyes' staff since 2017 coaching wide receivers. He's been one of the nation's top recruiters, landing several prominent players including including Garrett Wilson, the AFC Rookie of the Year with the New York Jets and current Ohio State All-American Marvin Harrison Jr.
Ohio State coach Ryan Day promoted Hartline to coordinator in January after Kevin Wilson left to coach Tulsa.